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1967 Trans-Am "Cougar Caper" part 3

Short video (part 3) of the inaugural 1967 SCCA Trans-Am season, featuring the Mercury Cougar team.


 


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1967 Trans-Am "Cougar Caper" part 2
Short video (part 2) of the inaugural 1967 SCCA Trans-Am season, featuring the Mercury Cougar team.





1966 Can Am Stardust part 1
Highlights from the last race of the first season of Can-Am, 1966. Drivers include: Mark Donohue, Chris Amon, John Surtees, Phil Hill, Dan Gurney, Parnelli Jones, Jackie Stewart, Bruce McLaren and Jim Hall. Love those big wing Chaparrals.





1967 Trans-Am "Cougar Caper" part 1
Short video (part 1 of 3) of the inaugural 1967 SCCA Trans-Am season, featuring the Mercury Cougar team and driver Dan Gurney.





400hp 1968 Cougar Crashes At Thunder Hill HQ
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1966 Can Am Stardust part 2
Highlights from the last race of the first season of Can-Am, 1966. Drivers include: Mark Donohue, Chris Amon, John Surtees, Phil Hill, Dan Gurney, Parnelli Jones, Jackie Stewart, Bruce McLaren and Jim Hall. Love those big wing Chaparrals.





1966 Can Am Stardust part 3 -post race interviews
Highlights from the last race of the first season of Can-Am, 1966. Drivers include: Mark Donohue, Chris Amon, John Surtees, Phil Hill, Dan Gurney, Parnelli Jones, Jackie Stewart, Bruce McLaren and Jim Hall. Love those big wing Chaparrals.





Trans Am Paddock '66-'72 Sights & Sounds
Happy July 4th! If you have speakers plugged into your computer, turn it up. Hopefully you have a subwoofer, too! This footage is me walking through Vic Edelbrock's collection of vintage Trans-Am racecars as they're being prepared for the Group 7A races and enjoying the sights and sounds... The Trans-Am Series is an automobile racing series which was created in 1966 by Sports Car Club of America (SCCA). This was the proving ground for all American manufacturers to compete with race-modified production cars. It ran until 1972 when at the height of Richard Nixon's incompetence dealing with OPEC, we had a gas shortage which was compounded by an embargo levied against us. Syria, Egypt and Tunisia didn't really like Nixon re-feuling their arch-enemy, Israel. Rather than address the shortage, the auto industry was heavily regulated to curb consumption. Further restrictions placed on the oil industry by an other rocket surgeon, Jimmy Carter, left us unable to further develop our own oil supplies which cemented these changes to the auto industry. These events changed muscle cars as we knew them into complete turds for over a decade while US auto makers struggled with the regulations and re-learned how to produce decent cars again... but for the "pony cars", it was the beginning of the end. The oil embargo of 1973 changed the shape of not only the auto industry, but all forms of auto racing to follow. You used to be able to afford these cars. I remember when... back when I was in high school... But it's 2010 now. This race celebrates all the classic cars you've dreamed of owning or being seen in. These things auction in the 6+ figures now (because of their race history). Enjoy this parade of '60's and early '70's model Ford Mustangs, Chevrolet Camaros, Plymouth Barracudas, Mercury Cougars, AMC Javelins, Pontiac Firebirds, and Dodge Challengers. This event required that they be in their original race condition in order to run with the Group 7A cars, so the contest to follow is all about how much compression these 40+ year old cars have left, and who's driving it. These beauties have been meticulously preserved by the best collectors, engineers and mechanics in the industry. I hope you guys can appreciate it because this is off my normal subject material. I just wanted to change things up and post something American on Independence day. This one's for the Veterans.





Trans-Am Series Racing Cars: 2010 Monterey Historics Part 1 of 2: Paddock
1966-1972 Trans-Am series racing cars in the paddock. Trans-Am Sound-O-Rama.





TRANS AM 1968
LOOK and LISTEN to this opening of a film called Trans Am The Race, made in 1968 If this does not bring chilles up your spine you are dead or gay!! Trans Am racing in the mid 60's though the early 70's was the most exciting era of auto racing EVER!! Get the entire film on DVD at carfilms.com





Historic Trans Am Racing from Lime Rock 2003 : 1967 Mercury Cougar
This is the Historic Trans Am Group Monday flag race from the Lime Rock Park Vintage Festival, 2003 Labor Day Weekend in Lakeville, CT





Trans-Am Series Racing Cars Paddock 2005 Monterey Historics Part 1 of 2
Trans-Am cars in the paddock and leaving the paddock at the Monterey Historic Races in 2005. Penske Javelins & Camaros, Bud Moore and Gurney Mustangs, Sam Posey's Challanger, Jim Hall's Chaparral Camaro, Jerry Titus's Firebird, Smokey Yunick's Camaro.





Trans Am Racing 1968
Excerpt of the 1968 SCCA Trans Am racing season from The History of the Trans Am Series 1966-1995 DVD. DVD available at www.transamdvd.com





Trans Am racing 1970
Recently restored footage of a film called Trans Am Countdown made in 1970 showcasing the Javelin AMC race team with Mark Donohue and Rodger Pensky Look at the clarity and color of this film even with major compression on the web this looks fantastic like it was shot yesterday this come from the original NEG and he complete film is available at www.carfilms.com on DVD





GloryDays 1965 LA Times GP part 2.avi
ESPN's Glory Days. The 1965 Los Angeles Times GP part 2





Dan Gurney Special - 1967 Mercury Cougar #1
Cougar head lights opening





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